High up in Chile’s Atacama Desert, miles away from the dull glow of light pollution, the secluded Atacama Cosmology…

Scientists Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis have won this year’s Abel Prize, which is considered one of the…

Just on the heels of finding three cubed numbers that sum to 42, scientists have passed another important milestone…

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There are six outstanding math problems that, if solved, will net you a $1 million reward. On Monday, a highly…

Scientists have just defined a new shape called the scutoid (SCOO-toid) while studying epithelial cells, the…

For decades, scientists have debated the cause of the popping sound when we crack our knuckles. Using computer…

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In September, the Chinese Academy of Sciences president Chunli Bai, and President Anton Zeilinger of the Austria…

A popular chess problem known as the Queen’s Puzzle has captivated mathematicians and computer scientists for years,…

Mathematics is far more fraught with debate and disagreement than you might imagine. Arguments about things some of…

By now, you’ve definitely seen or at least heard of The Big Chicken. He is large. He contains multitudes. And he is m…

Every year on March 14th, the nerd community gathers ‘round to celebrate the beloved mathematical constant pi. We…

The hallways of math and science history are overflowing with the achievements of white men, from Sir Isaac Newton…

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I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers. Who cares about learning…

There’s a controversial little interpretation of Einstein’s theory of special relativity that could affect what…

Human beings have always created tools for calculating numbers, from the ancient abacus to today’s electronic…

One of the frothiest stories to bubble forth from the shit-tastic Rio Olympics this week was the sudden, inexplicable…